The Climate-Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) assessment shows that New Ireland Province is exposed to the effects of climate change, as evidenced in a rise in temperature and potential changes in rainfall. At the same time, the province’s population and economy are very sensitive to these phenomena, given their dependence on sectors that experience considerable impacts from climate change— particularly agriculture and fishing. Finally, low-income levels and a lack of essential infrastructure such as transportation, health, electricity, water, and sanitation also mean their capacity to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change is limited.
The CRGG assessment demonstrates that the New Ireland Province has huge potentials for fostering climate-resilient and green growth. Based on available data and research, and consultation with local stakeholders, the assessment identifies three priority areas for the province to enhance its resilience towards the severe impacts of climate change:
For each priority area, the assessment recommends several interventions that could help enhance
resilience against climate change.